Cynthia Weil

po_Weil-CynthiaCynthia Weil (born October 18, 1940) is a prominent American songwriter. She is famous for having written many songs together with her husband Barry Mann.





Songs written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil:

  • “A World of Our Own” – Closing theme song from Return to the Blue Lagoon – Surface
  • “Black Butterfly” – Deniece Williams
  • “Blame It on the Bossa Nova” – Eydie Gormé
  • “Bless You” – Tony Orlando
  • “Christmas Vacation” – Title song for the movie of the same name
  • “Don’t Know Much” – Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt (also, earlier, Bill Medley and Bette Midler)
  • “He’s Sure the Boy I Love” – The Crystals
  • “Heart” – Kenny Chandler
  • “Here You Come Again” – Dolly Parton
  • “How Can I Tell Her It’s Over” – Andy Williams
  • “Hungry” – Paul Revere & the Raiders
  • “I Just Can’t Help Believing” – B. J. Thomas, Elvis Presley
  • “I’m Gonna Be Strong” – Gene Pitney and covered by Cyndi Lauper
  • “I Will Come to You” – Hanson
  • “It’s Not Easy,” The Will-O-Bees
  • “Just a Little Lovin’ (Early in the Morning)” – Dusty Springfield, Carmen McRae, Barbra Streisand, Billy Eckstine, Bobby Vinton
  • “Just Once” – James Ingram with Quincy Jones
  • “Kicks” – Paul Revere & the Raiders
  • “Let Me In” (Rick Derringer/Cynthia Weil) – Derringer
  • “Looking Through the Eyes of Love” – Gene Pitney, Marlena Shaw, The Partridge Family
  • “Love Doesn’t Ask Why” – co-written with Phil Galdston. Recorded by Celine Dion.
  • “Love Her” – The Everly Bros, The Walker Bros
  • “Love is Only Sleeping” – The Monkees
  • “Magic Town” – The Vogues
  • “Make Your Own Kind of Music” – “Mama” Cass Elliot
  • “Never Gonna Let You Go” – Sérgio Mendes and Dionne Warwick
  • “None of Us Are Free” (Mann, Weil, Brenda Russell) – Ray Charles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Solomon Burke
  • “On Broadway” – The Drifters and later George Benson, Neil Young
  • “Only in America” – Jay and the Americans
  • “Remember” – Song from Movie Troy – Covered by Josh Groban
  • “Running with the Night” (Lionel Richie & Cynthia Weil) – Lionel Richie
  • “Saturday Night at The Movies” (The Drifters)
  • “Shades of Gray” – The Monkees
  • “Shape of Things to Come” – Max Frost and the Troopers
  • “Uptown” – The Crystals , covered by Bette Midler
  • “Walking in the Rain” – The Ronettes The Walker Bros
  • “We Gotta Get out of This Place” – The Animals
  • “Where have you been (all my life)” – Arthur Alexander, also played by Gene Vincent, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Beatles recorded live December 31, 1962 at the Star Club, Hamburg, Germany;[9] also Roy Clark, 1978, Labor of Love album
  • “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration” – The Righteous Brothers and later Donny & Marie Osmond
  • “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” co-written with Phil Spector – The Righteous Brothers and later numerous other artists including Dionne Warwick, Hall & Oates, and a Roberta Flack-Donny Hathaway duet. As of 2010, the Righteous Brothers’ rendition was radio’s most-played song of all time, with 14 million airplays to date.